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Failing to get source code

From: Bob Breckenridge <bbrecken_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:10:52 -0700

ome users reported yesterday that they have been having problems with SVN for the past month. Apparently the problem was similar or the same as the fatal one we encountered yesterday, which I've listed below:
Error Berkeley DB error for filesystem 'C:/svn/repos/db' while beginning Berkeley DB transaction:
Error DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
Error bdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
 
I mentioned this problem to our IT Department, which suggested restarting the Windows machine, which I did but that did not help.
 
After consulting the Repository Administration section of the SVN Book, I found this suggestion:
1. Make sure that there are no processes accessing (or attempting to access) the repository.For networked repositories, this means shutting down the Apache HTTP Server or svnservedaemon, too.2. Become the user who owns and manages the repository. This is important, as recovering arepository while running as the wrong user can tweak the permissions of the repository'sfiles in such a way that your repository will still be inaccessible even after it is “unwedged”.3. Run the command svnadmin recover /path/to/repos. You should see output like this:Repository lock acquired.Please wait; recovering the repository may take some time...Recovery completed.The latest repos revision is 19.This command may take many minutes to complete.4. Restart the server process.
 
So I:
1. Shutdown the SVN Server running on our Windows machine.
2. Logged into the Windows machine as myself, since I'm an administrator and wasn't aware of any other user who owns and manages the repository. I am the person to whom the keys were given, when the original architect of our build system left the company a couple of months ago, so if there was some knowledge transfer that should have happened in regard to an admin user, I missed that.
3. I ran the command specified above. The response was similar to that specified above but happened remarkably quickly, so we suspected that it didn't actually do anything.
4. I restarted the server and the same problem occurred (specified at the beginning).
 
Then, one of our senior Developers suggested running the following command:
svnadmin recover -c -v -h C:/svn/repos/db
 
The error we got from the server, immediately after issuing this command indicated that the -c option was not valid.
 
And now the error we get, when attempting to SVN Update is:
svn: Berkeley DB error for filesystem 'C:/svn/repos/db' while opening environment:
svn: Invalid argument
svn: bdb: DB_REGISTER limits each process to a single open DB_ENV handle
 
Any advice on this would help. I don't even find the options for svnadmin recover...
 
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